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Lookout Mountain, Golden

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Lookout Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7377ft peak is located in Lookout Mountain Park, 2.7km west-southwest (bearing 245°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.MountainDowntown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. Lookout Mountain is also popular with paragliders.
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  • I frequent this area on my road and mountain bikes. The road is typically not too busy during the day mid-week. It's a good uphill grind that many local roadies do intervals and time trials on. Don't ...  more »
  • Outstanding, quaint friendly and beautiful.. Highly recommended. Golden is close to the light rail. This is a great choice to get downtown without any hazel. The old Am track station has been remodele...  more »
  • I needed a quick trip to the mountains while I was on business in Denver. This was perfect. Only 20 minutes or so to get there from downtown. Has a few places to pull off the road to take pictures. Al...  more »